Two men who were supposed to deliver $70,000 in cash to a Columbia retail store are accused of stealing it instead.
Columbia police say Bernard Fields, 28, and James Brevard, 23, were employees of Loomis Fargo and Company, a cash handling firm. Officers said the two had been told to deliver the money to a retail store (which police did not identify). When the money did not arrive, other Loomis employees and the store contacted police.
Officers say they recovered the money from two houses– one in Columbia and one in Camden. The half of the money found at the Columbia home was buried underneath a doghouse, according to the police report.
Fields and Brevard were both arrested. They are charged with breach of trust and conspiracy.
The Kershaw County Sheriff’s Department helped in the investigation.